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A Point-of-Care Assay for the Detection of Coxiella Burnetii (Q fever)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92027
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-178-0430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Point-of-Care Assay for the Detection of Coxiella Burnetii (Q fever) Infection in Soldiers Deployed to Iraq
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0065
Award Amount: $69,456.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to develop a robust, field deployable, and a cost effective rapid screening assay for the detection of Q fever infection caused by Coxiella burnetii using human blood and sera. The test will utilize a lateral flow based immunochromatographic system (dipstick). The proposed assay would be a very useful screening tool to assess Q fever infection in the fields, in remote areas, and in a low complexity situation. Such a test would facilitate diagnosis and a treatment for military personnel presenting febrile illness. A rapid assay would also help in Q fever eradication programs. In this Phase I study we will develop/acquire antibody and antigen reagents for use in development of prototype Q fever detection assays. We will then construct prototype assays that will be evaluated using archived samples from infected individuals. Further development of the assay would take place in a Phase II proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Syamal Raychaudhuri
Chief Scientific Officer
2063445821
raychaud@inbios.com

Business Contact:

Estela Raychaudhuri
President
2063445821
inbios@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INBIOS INTERNATIONAL
562 1st Ave S, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911791824
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Number of Employees:
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No